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Kamchatka Winter Adventure

Experience a real winter fairytale in the Russian Far East.

This Kamchatka Winter Tour is your chance to visit one of the most remote and pristine destinations on Earth – the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the edge of the Pacific Rim of Fire. There are no roads or railways from Kamchatka to the rest of the world – the only practical way in is by air. For lovers of wildlife and rugged natural scenery, it is a no-brainer to visit Kamchatka - a paradise on Earth.

Kamchatka is a land of geysers and volcanoes, seething and rumbling with boundless geothermal energy. Its landscapes are jagged, raw and strangely alien - a mix of barren mountains, windswept coasts and lush forests and meadows. On this Russian winter holiday, you’ll visit some of Kamchatka’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. You’ll enjoy skiing on some spectacularly uncrowded slopes as well as dog sledding and snowmobiling. Visit the ethnic family in the village of Kaynyran for a cultural immersion in Kamchatka way of life.

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Arrival

Departure

Accomodation

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

3* hotel

Duration

Action rating

Group size

7 days / 6 nights

     

Min 2 people

Itinerary View map

Day 1:Welcome to Kamchatka

Our group meets at the airport where we are introduced to our tour leader
before transferring to Paratunka, a health resort zone 30km from the capital
of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Spend the day relaxing in and around the
secluded resort. Soak in the stunning geothermal outdoor pool, surrounded
mist, snow and crisp alpine air.

Day 2:Avachinsky volcano freeride

There are many ways of getting around Kamchatka and today we’ll be
taking a snowcat. Known for their use grooming snow trails and powering
through masses of snow, these truck-sized vehicles will take us across to
the Avacha volcano. On the way, if conditions permit, there might be a
chance to do some wilderness skiing or snowboarding on some easy slopes
around the mountains. Carve down the base of Avacha and explore rich
valleys and forests, winding down to the foot of the volcano.

Day 3:Husky dog sledding and cultural immersion

Kamchatka is home to several ethnic groups, among them the semi-nomadic Koryak. Today we visit a nomad camp belonging to the Koryaks. Listen to traditional Koryak folk songs and sample native dishes. You’ll have the
opportunity to purchase handmade crafts and a shaman will tell stories from
the lives of the Koryak ancestors. After a traditional meal, we get acquainted
with one of Kamchatka’s more unusual forms of winter transport – the husky
dog sled! You’ll get a chance to ride your own sled and learn the art of ‘mushing’ with the help of your experienced guide.

Day 4:Snowmobile safari to Vilyuchinsky waterfall

Snowmobiles are a popular form of personal transport for Kamchatkans in winter. Today we’ll find out for ourselves just how useful (and fun) these
machines are on a snowmobile safari to the Viluchinsky waterfall or Three
Brothers Rock (depending on the weather). If you’ve never ridden a snowmobile before, our trusty guides are on hand to give a safety briefing and
make sure you’re comfortable with the controls before setting off on your adventure.

Day 5:Skiing on Moroznaya Mountain

Suit up for an awesome day of mountain skiing at the Gora Moroznaya ski resort. In a beautiful alpine setting, this is Kamchatka’s premier ski resort, boasting excellent facilities and 5 ski slopes suitable for all levels of
experience. The longest slope is a satisfying 2,050m, and the shortest, for beginners and children, is 300m. The knowledgeable guides will help free riders find unspoiled slopes that are both safe and spectacularly scenic.

Day 6:Petropavlovsk city tour

Today we’ll take a city tour of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Shop at the fish
markets and try fresh produce from the pure waters of Kamchatka’s rivers. Buy
traditional gifts and native handcrafts to remind you of one of the most beautiful
places on the planet. After free time to shop, eat and explore in the scenic city,
before transferring to the shore of the Pacific Ocean for a stroll at the foot of
the world’s largest oceanic division.

Day 7:Departure

Check out from Paratunka before transferring to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Airport for your journey home.

Inclusions

Accommodation

3* hotel in Paratunka village

Meals

Breakfasts in the hotel, some lunches (lunch-box) during full day excursions

Transportation

Group airport arrival and departure transfers, all transportation on tour, according to the itinerary (car, 6wd truck-bus, snowcat)

Guides

Local English-speaking guide

Activities and sights

All activities indicated in the itinerary:

  • husky dog sledding
  • skiing and free-ride
  • snowmobiling

Other

Russian tourists visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
4 Jan - 10 Jan 2018
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AvailableUS $2,650US $550Reserve
18 Jan - 24 Jan 2018
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AvailableUS $2,650US $550Reserve
8 Feb - 14 Feb 2018
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AvailableUS $2,650US $550Reserve
22 Feb - 28 Feb 2018
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AvailableUS $2,650US $550Reserve
8 Mar - 14 Mar 2018
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AvailableUS $2,650US $550Reserve
22 Mar - 28 Mar 2018
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AvailableUS $2,650US $550Reserve
12 Apr - 18 Apr 2018
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AvailableUS $2,650US $550Reserve
26 Apr - 2 May 2018
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